It's Been A Busy Time

Monday, April 18, 2011

Things have been busy since soccer started. If I'm not at school for practices, my son and I are out in the yard practicing.

The nettle infusions are going down well. I found adding ginger slivers to it helps cut the earthy/grassy taste making it easier to drink. I tried red clover infusion. That was hard to get down. I'm going to try blending the two together and see what that tastes like.

I bought new shoes on Friday. I picked up another pair of my favourite running shoes as well as a pair of easy toners. I had heard good and bad about them but thought what the heck their something different (and they were on sale). There are instructions on how to use them - break them in - don't wear all day right away if on your feet the entire time (I always have my old shoes handy to switch into, just the way I was taught to deal with any new shoes), general walking only, they are NOT for working out, running or even power walking in. That's fine by me, they are my new house shoes. I wear runners in the house all day, I find I move more when I have shoes on. Caution going down stairs in the toners - you have to make sure you are balanced and stable going down them. They do help correct my posture. I have a habit of slouching, these things make me stand up straight (otherwise there is a chance of tipping over lol). As for the workout side (I don't fully believe the claims), the first day I did notice my thighs and calves were tender, but with the correcting of my posture I think that has more to do with it. But hey if they help to actually tone, great bonus. But the main reason I bought them - comfort. These things are comfy, so they are a good choice for me for around the house and while I'm in the soap room.

I have had a hard time tracking my food for the last few days. I know I've been over, not by much but the food choices have not been the best. With the new freezer I got from the FIL, I will be stocking it with better choices. I go through days where I want to cook, then I have many days in a row where I don't want to. If I make a few meals up in advance that I can just thaw or cook right away instead of having to make it that day I think it will help stay on track rather than eating out.

Friday we are going to see the FIL. His girlfriend is up visiting and he wants us to meet her.

Other wise, not much is new. The oldest met us for coffee, it was his birthday so I really wanted to see him. He pushed a few buttons with his dad (I didn't let him get to me), who held his tongue but is reaching the same point I am. We love him, it's good to see him, see/know he's okay, but he is toxic to our family, not to mention our emotions so there has to be some distance there till his attitude changes.

Goals for this week:

1. Exercise for at least 30 minutes, even if it's just a walk around the block.

2. When making meals, make extra and put in the freezer.

3. Stay away from chips and such. I do have a chocolate rabbit in the freezer in small pieces and am allowing myself one or two pieces a day. But the chips thing is still a mindless activity when I allow myself some.

4. Eat more fruit/veg every day.

5. Drink more water. I am still struggling to get through the 8 glasses of water a day.

6. Start the day by looking in the mirror and telling myself something positive about myself.

7. Write a To-Do list every day to track what I accomplish and keep me on track.

Have a good week everyone!
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  • MANDA5142
    I too struggle with eight glasses of water a day. I alternate between Crystal Lite and water. I find myself less bored and drinking MORE water. I can get up to ten glasses a day this way.

    Be proud of your goals, you're doing really well with keeping them simple for now.
    2923 days ago
    I think you are being wise with your son's situation. Love him, but don't let him get you emotional down.

    2923 days ago
    Great goals! I hope you have an awesome week!
    2923 days ago
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